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that pillar of economic security. [applause] and he's doing that now with medicare, with medicare. i mentioned that dolores received the presidential medal of freedom and that day president obama recounted one of her mantras. she is always saying "don't wait to be invited. step in there". does that sound like her? throughout his life whenever he sees a challenge or need chuck has stepped in there. he has not waited to be invited and appropriate that we award him with this award and in doing so i am pleased to be joining our great mayor -- aren't we proud of our mayor? it's wonderful to have him as mayor of san francisco? [applause] when you listen to his resume you wonder for how such a young man he fit in all those accomplishments but it works well for our city and we are very proud and the mayor and i join together in thanking chuck for decades of community and national leadership congratulating him on today's and him and all of today's awardees and their excellence in media and health and arts and business, education, community, and innovation as the mayor said earlier e expan
setings from hospitals to other setings and reducing readmissions for high risk medicare beneficiaries. care transition occurs when a patient moves from one health care provider to another setting. nearly 1 out of 5 medicare patients discharged from the hospital, which is approximately 2.6 million seniors, is readmitted within 30 days and costs over 26 billion every year. while hospitals have traditionally been the focal point for efforts it reduce readmissions it is clear there is a continuum of care that impact readmission. by encouraging xhuepts to come and work together, we can improve quality, reduce costs and improve the patient's experience. daas is working with the san francisco transitional care program to forward these goals and maximize independence of seniors and persons with disabilities living in the community to reduce readmissions and of course ultimately reducing institutionalization. the san francisco care program, transitional care program, has been in operation since 2000. it collaborates now with 8 hospitals and 8 community-based organizations. the hospitals t
. in addition, we will be working with the centers for medicare and medicaid services to develop, refine, and strengthen policies that promote independent living among all populations, especially those served by medicaid. we would also look with cms to promote home and community-based services and support. last but not least, i will be remiss if i forget to mention that may is also the time of the year when communities across nations come together to celebrate the older americans month. the proud tradition that shows our nation's commitment to recognize is the -- recognizing the contributions and achievements of our seniors. the theme for this year is "never too old to play." we want to encourage older americans to be engaged, active, and involved in your own lives and in your own communities. in closing, thank you so much for inviting me to speak at your summit. we wish everyone the very best, and we want to commend san francisco for again launching this important event today, and that is connecting seniors and people with disabilities to a world of possibilities. thank you very much, e
and my brothers and she worked as a maid and couldn't afford health care. and luckily we had medicare and we were able to go to the doctor and the dentist. i still have my same dentist who has been my dentist since i actually had teeth. i just think it's great that kids and people who don't have access to health care have access to health care. we need to look at ways to move into that direction and i think san francisco has definitely led the way for our president to move forward with obamacare and i'm excited about that and i think we can find more innovative ways to fund this. part of that is taking the fees from the employers who have those fees who aren't using it for reimbursement and other costs that we take those fees and use them for appropriate purposes. >> mr. resignato. >> thank you chris for the health question, i will give you the $5 i owe you. [ [ laughter ] >> absolutely healthy sf is the program that created universal health coverage in san francisco. it's amazing. the problems we have had, we have had are people taking their children to the emergency rooms for pr
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